More with Summer Distress Inks + Heroes Card Drive

Today I have another share using the new Summer Distress Inks. Warning: it is a bright one. And bold…

I white heat embossed the big flower image on watercolor paper and rubbed the inks directly over it with Salty Ocean (blue) in the center and Picked Raspberry (pink) around the edges. (It looked awful at this point! Not blended at all.) I then sprayed it verrrrry generously with a Perfect Pearls+ water mix and let it blend and dry on it’s own. Love the purple that resulted, too…

I did the same steps with another embossed flower and the Mowed Lawn ink and cut a few petals to create leaves. For the word “brilliant,” I covered white cardstock with the Mowed Lawn ink and die cut it with THIS great die. (That ensures it is a perfect match to the leaves!) I stamped “you are” from THIS stamp set

Here is a closer look at the die

… and the stamp set where I got “you are” for the greeting…

By the way, these new colors leave your hands looking colorful. (No worries – ink comes right off with THIS Scrubbie. Just wash your hands with it and soap – it easily comes off.) Gotta love the baby feet, too. :)

Loving these ink new colors! (Oh, and if you want a chance to win them, just go HERE.)

Recently, my friend Laurel‘s husband was deployed with the US Navy. She has started a card drive to collect cards for her husband and his fellow crew members to send home to family.

What a great way to put our crafting love to good use. Donating cards to this Heroes Card Drive is easy – you can find all the information HERE. Thanks for considering!


45 CommentsHero Arts, Ranger, Tim Holtz Products

  1. Simply beautiful!

  2. This is GORGEOUS! And yep, lovin’ the baby feet. ;)

  3. Beautiful! And those baby feet are so sweet.

  4. Absolutely beautiful card!

  5. What a beautifull card. We loved the colours of the distress niks.

    Loves the twins.

  6. great card! awwwww baby feet!

  7. Love the way the blue and pink blend into such a pretty purple – been playin’ with mine too – your flower is gorgeous! My cards for Laure’s hubby and crew will be in the mail tomorrow – lovin’ that sweet foot too! ;)

  8. Sue D

    Great technique on the flower and adorable baby feet!

  9. Very cool technique and love the photo with the tootsies!

  10. kathy/NorthCarolina

    Loving this technique of yours, Jen. I’m going to have to give it a go. Beautiful card…and I like the bold colors!

  11. Carol Gib

    Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  12. Tona

    This is a really pretty card! By the way, I love baby feet too. :)

  13. Melissa

    Love the card but the baby feet are the biggest delight.

  14. Roz Rhorer

    The card is cute ………………………………………but that baby foot – ADORABLE!!!!!

  15. janet Wilson

    OH so adorable and the card is pretty magnificent too – the flower is amazing :)

  16. So very pretty- love the bold colors!

  17. Beth W

    Love those sweet little feet!

  18. barbara lassiter

    The more I see of these colors, the more I like them! Your card is super and so is that little foot!

  19. Your card is bright and beautiful.

  20. Brenda

    LOVE those cute baby feet! The card is gorgeous too!

  21. LOVELY! I love this bold flower colors! :>

  22. Sweet baby feet and inky Mommy fingers – what a great combination! Love the card – I have that stamp and haven’t brought it out in quite a while. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Kathy Mc

    Loved the “Mowed Lawn” sentiment and your tip to color white paper using ink prior to die-cutting. Brilliant ~ that’s for sure! Your baby’s foot looks so precious with your inky fingers.

  24. such beautiful effect! have to try this technique soon! love your gorgeous card and awwww…. that photo is just precious!

  25. Sheila H

    Sweet baby foot and totally fantastic card!! That flower is sooooo beautiful.

  26. Maryann

    I totally agree, these colors of ink are just amazing and so beautiful, and so is your card here, really awesome and well done. And there´s just nothing as cute as a little tiny babyfoot is there? ha ha ha As much as I hate big feets I also love these tiny babyfeets.

  27. Lovely card as usual. Love the colors and how they blended too. I pick mine up tomorrow. The picture with your inky fingers and Lila’s little foot is a gem!

  28. Heidi

    Beautiful card.

  29. Paula

    The technique is wonderful and looks simple. Your cards are fab.

  30. Barb Ghigliotty

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us! LOVE those baby feet, too!!!

  31. I didn’t think i needed those dies but now you’re making me want them again. ;)

  32. SuZeQ

    I’d love to nibble on that baby’s foot!

  33. Candy

    Love those baby toes.

  34. Mary Ann Huntington

    Your bright flower is so beautiful. I love the blended colors. Nothing is sweeter than baby feet. They really need to have lots of kisses.

  35. Mary H

    Ooooooo love the card and those baby toes too cute!! :)

  36. Lisa Haines

    Now, those inksI Love and I love this wonderful card and the technique! Fantastic!!! Thanks?

  37. Lisa Haines

    p.s. cute toes too!

  38. Virginia L.

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing how made the colorful flower! Love the look of your inky hand with the sweet baby feet–precious!

  39. Jan

    Sweet feet… how adorable! Beautiful card.

  40. Kim

    I’m getting back into dry embossing again, so I LOVE this card.

  41. Teri

    Oh la la! Pretty!

  42. Camcas

    Hi janelle . Loveyourblog
    Howdoyou adhere those intricate die cuts?

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  44. What’s up, I read your blog like every week. Your story-telling style is
    awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

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